From Muhammad Ibrahim and Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Governor of Kaduna state, Dr. Mukhtar Ramalan Yero yesterday tasked entire Muslim Ummah in Kaduna State and indeed Nigeria to use the holy month of Ramadan to pray for an end to insecurity in the country.
Governor Yero also called on Muslims to take full advantage of the holy month by forging greater unity within them Ummah and with adherents of other faiths in the country.
In a statement by the Director-General Media and Publicity to the Governor, Malam Ahmed Maiyaki, said Governor Yero rejoices with Muslims on the sighting of the moon, signaling the beginning of twenty nine or thirty days of obligatory fasting by all adult-health Muslims.
“Let us seize this divine mercy through worship and prayer for Allah Almighty to bring the present spate of insecurity in our land to an end. Ramadan is a period of enormous divine grace and salvation, it is therefore a time for to pray for Allah’s mercy in bringing lasting peace and harmony to Kaduna State and Nigeria at large,” the governor said.
He also called on privileged Muslims to assist those in need “especially in this holy month when Allah (SWT) promises to reward kindness abundantly.
He charged the entire people of the State to coexist peacefully irrespective of their diversity saying “we are all created by God Almighty and the only way to glorify God’s gift of Life to us is by living peacefully with one another”.